Cliff rescues: Teens rushed to hospital after two separate cliff rescues

EMERGENCY: Two teenagers were rushed to hospital after two separate cliff rescues in the northern beaches. Picture: File
EMERGENCY: Two teenagers were rushed to hospital after two separate cliff rescues in the northern beaches. Picture: File

A TEEN has been treated in hospital after a 10 metre fall from a cliff at Palm Beach overnight.

Paramedics and specialist rescue firefighters were called to McKay Reserve, off McKay Road, just after 6pm on Monday following reports that a male teenager had fallen.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said the teen was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital with cuts to his head and a suspected broken arm.

MAP: Location of McKay Reserve

This was the second cliff rescue on the northern beaches in just a few days after a father and his teenage daughter were rescued from the headland near Warriewood Blowhole on Sunday.

The 16-year-old teen had fallen around three metres down the cliff and landed on a ledge.

Paramedics and rescue firefighters were called to the scene just after 1pm and they were lowered down the cliff to assess the teen and her father.

"She was put on a stretcher and we then hauled her back up the cliff," Fire and Rescue NSW Station Officer Josh Holliday said.

"If she'd fallen awkwardly on that little ledge it would have been a very different story."

The father was uninjured, however, both were taken to Royal North Shore for assessment.

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